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Q: Can i have my narcissist common law husband removed against his will from our rental lease. The property management h

Aleady agreed to release him without cause, hes regiing to leave unless i pay him off and until i give him half of my upcoming tax refund.

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Q: Got married in 2016, in October 2021 found out his ex married him in Vegas in 1996, how does this affect our taxes?

He claims she had someone lie and sign his name in Vegas and that he never married her, assuming he's truthful unless he files a fraud claim we are not legally married correct? So how does that affect our legal standing and the years we filed joint taxes as a married couple? We own a home... Read more »

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Q: What rights do I have?

My wife was murdered on new years and I was left with my step daughter who I have been the physiological parent of for 5 years my wife's dad is trying to take her from me what are my rights and what should I do

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Q: Hello so I verbally told my soon to be ex husband that I was going to give our son my exes last name. Well he cheated.

So I made the decision to give my son my maiden last name and now he is trying to fight me and take me to court. He also didn't help me during when I was in labor and basically didn't do anything for me until I was about to have my son and the midwife got to my apt. He hasn't helped... Read more »

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Q: im 15 and want to get emancipated would that be possible in colorado?

i was taken out of my home 3 years ago and then placed back but it seems like i grew up way to fast and i want to be able to have my own space and take care of myself. I just feel like every house hold ive been in is toxic and it would be better for everyone if i was on my own. I am no longer in... Read more »

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Q: Would I get in trouble for lying in court saying my mom didn’t hit me when the original report says I said she did?

I’m 16 and live in Colorado. She actually hit me and My sister called the cops because we genuinely thought I had a concussion. My mom got a child abused misdemeanor and has been going to court for over a year. She told me I have to go on the stand and tell the judge I lied and that I banged my... Read more »

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Q: I’m a single mother to a teenage, special needs son. I’m looking for child support and a parenting plan.

Father and I have never been married, never been to court, have zero agreement. Recently, father started paying $300 a month in child support, although I have 100% parenting time. Father can afford more but is unwilling to pay more or help with groceries or utility bills, doesn’t pay for... Read more »

John Hyland Barrett III
John Hyland Barrett III answered on Jan 19, 2022

You should file a court case to get these things in place. Child support can be set based on the respective incomes of the parents. A parenting plan can be established in accord with the best interest of the child. You should get a lawyer to help you with this.

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Q: Can I move out of (CO) state with my son?

We have joint custody and I have primary custody. Parenting time is switch every 2 weeks. My relocation would be to Texas for better living and because I would be able to buy a house there. Our son is 11turning 12 in May.

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko answered on Jan 17, 2022

You would have to have the other parties cornet or a court order.

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Q: Hello I want to know if the D.A. can make a wife testify against her husband ? When she wished to drop charges

The PD and officers jokingly summed up charges in a fashion to go hand in hand with background over 20 yrs ago in the same precinct. Also question my child who was only 12 at the time against parents consent and did it in private where they moreless coached and blackmailed her. testamonie my wife... Read more »

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Q: My ex and I have a verbal agreement for living arrangements of one of our children. He has not returned her.

My 13 y/o has a history of lying when she is about to be grounded, resulting in false police reports being made. She was residing with me, with text message agreement with her father. She was going to be grounded for something she had done on my time. She went to visit dad, tried to say that I was... Read more »

Cindy Perusse
Cindy Perusse answered on Jan 11, 2022

Verbal agreements re parenting time and custody are not enforceable by police or a court. You must get a court order reflecting your verbal agreement. If you have any order from the court regarding your joint children then follow that until you can get it modified. You could use the police to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Family Law for Colorado on
Q: Is there a legal obligation to give information to parents of an employee?

If an employee is under the age of 18 from a broken marriage household and does not want the employer to disclose info? for example living with one parent and the other comes in asking when she/he/they are working next?

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko answered on Jan 10, 2022

This is more on an employment law question however first it is necessary to look at whether someone under age 18 can work. You should repost in employment law. Generally employers can not disseminate employee information to third parties without the consent of the employee, however generally... Read more »

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Q: I have my child full time, Can I claim child on taxes even though it is not my year?

Father has moved out of state almost a year ago and rarely has contact with our child. Occasional facetimes. Final order states that parent gets to claim child every other year on their taxes. This is the father's year to claim him but he does not have any parental time with our child at all.... Read more »

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Q: Me and my wife loss custody to our 3 children it's been 3 years now do we start visitation or go for custody

my question is do we go for custody or does it start with visitation

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko answered on Jan 9, 2022

It depends on what you mean by lost custody. If your parental rights were terminated then you have to go through the Department of Human Services to request reinstatement.

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Q: Can you get in trouble if petitioner doesn’t provide correct address to receive response?

Custody case I tried mailing response but person did not put full/correct address on court papers but paper were filed in court.

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko answered on Jan 9, 2022

A person has to be accurate with their address with the court and failing to do so may be a false statement or it may be an inadvertent mistake depending on the inaccuracy. Also, people often are not aware that they have an obligation to update their address if they relocate.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Litigation for Colorado on
Q: What if a court order is impossible to complete ?

I got divorced in Colorado and have been ordered reintegration therapy to have contact with my children however I live in Florida. To have therapy the therapist must be licensed in both states this is impossible to find and if I did find a therapist willing they would be in violation of the law... Read more »

John Hyland Barrett III
John Hyland Barrett III answered on Jan 6, 2022

Yes, you can file a motion to have he court modify it's order. Your motion should propose a solution that is possible and that will meet the court's initial concerns. You should get a lawyer in Colorado to help you with this (assuming the order is from the Colorado court).

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Colorado on
Q: my sister still lives with our highly abusive mother. how can I legally get her out of there.

We have a lot of evidence of gaby (mom) abusing me and my dad. Plenty court cases and files. Her record is far beyond damaged. Theres no reason as to why my sister has to stay with her. We don't have too much evidence of abuse towards my sister which is the problem. However, im not living with... Read more »

Stephen Birk Baumgartner
Stephen Birk Baumgartner answered on Jan 5, 2022

I am very sorry you are going through this. This is definitely a complicated family law question. However, if you suspect abuse of your sister, then you should call the Department of Human Services, Child Protection Division, and possibly the police. The answer to how you get her out of there... Read more »

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Q: My ex-partner won’t come forth to pay the personal lien she put on my property We can’t find her

I have a new mortgage type and it’s been approved we need to pay her get her lien off

John Hyland Barrett III
John Hyland Barrett III answered on Dec 30, 2021

You will have to work with your new mortgage company to see if the new loan can go through without a release of this lien. It may be possible to escrow the lien amount in case she comes forward. Alternatively, you may need to try harder to actually find her.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Colorado on
Q: To see my son in utah

Me and my ex-wife were divorced four years ago there’s a family plan in place here in Colorado we moved to Utah three years ago where she resides today I was out here in Colorado now we split up she has threatened to have me arrested if I show up at the residence. She has had me arrested before... Read more »

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko answered on Dec 29, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your situation. It is unclear where you reside and where the child resides. In any event, if she is violating the court order, you can enforce it. Colorado has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction, however if all parties are no longer in the state, a party can petition to... Read more »

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Q: In Denver, joint decision making, but my ex is on life support with COVID. We sent them to their sister in Oklahoma

They don't want to send them back what do I do?

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